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Forum topic by SammyT posted 01-29-2018 06:56 AM 502 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SammyT

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01-29-2018 06:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: epoxy epoxy failure

Hi All,

Stupid me tried filling in cracks/voids on a project, with epoxy (WS 105/206) in my un-heated garage in Alaska. Only to find out, it was a big pain in the butt and eventually got it to semi-work by constantly putting heat on it to make it more free flowing.

My issue is that when I planed one of the spots down, there was a bubble right flush with the wood, creating a “half bubble”. It’s small, maybe 1/32” and even less than that deep. Can I just add more epoxy and fill it in? Or is there something else I should do? Thanks in advance!

P.S. Once I moved my wood to my living room, applying the epoxy worked as it should!


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 01-29-2018 06:57 AM

Shouldn’t be that noticeable considering.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 01-29-2018 07:45 AM

A tiny drop of epoxy applied with a toothpick should take care of it.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#3 posted 01-29-2018 07:46 AM

I guess I’ll just try it out. Thanks. And I laughed out loud when I saw your pics of your workbench @TheFridge. Great job on that by the way. And I should totally see if there are any local cabinet stores in town for off cuts. Never heard of any companies but I also never bought any cabinets either.

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#4 posted 01-29-2018 12:37 PM

You can epoxy on top of epoxy, but you should rough it up a bit and clean it first (water, mineral spirits, alcohol, etc..).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#5 posted 01-29-2018 05:16 PM

I work extensively in mesquite, which requires sometimes huge quantities of epoxy to fill voids, strengthen cracks, etc. I always do multiple pours to gradually fill the voids. When I get bubbles in the surface after planing, I find it’s easier to use a hard fill product like black Mohawk Plane Stick to fill them. After applying finish, its impossible to tell what’s epoxy and what’s fill.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#6 posted 01-30-2018 12:50 AM

A thick CA glue should work too and set up faster.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-30-2018 06:51 AM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. All very helpful. I’ll have to look into the Mohawk Plane Sticker, never heard of it before. So, thank you for that Rich.

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